April 20, 2009
April 20, 2009
What would you say if you can have your favorite images displayed as your desktop
and that you have the control to set the time that it
will take to flip from one picture to another, how about
if you can shuffle these pictures in a random order ? Well, all this can
be done now without the need to any third party, only
with Windows 7.
Note : This article was
written when Windows 7 was still in BETA 1, changes
might occur later to the product once it is RTM.
Windows 7 has a new feature that allows you to
select not a single picture, but a folder that
contains your pictures and set them all as your
desktop backgrounds. For
example, Most of the time I chose pictures of my
kids, so that I really enjoy every time I have a
look on my desktop.
For the purpose of this article, I have prepared
a folder that contains 10 images for sunset. So lets
shuffle our desktop backgrounds.
- Right click any empty space on your desktop
and choose Personalize
- At the bottom of the Personalization
page, Click on Desktop Background
- Select from the list of available picture
folders by clicking on the Drop down list beside
Picture location, or click on the Browse
to navigate and select the folder that contains your images
- Browse to your folder, select it and then
click on OK
- The content of the folder will be displayed.
By default, all images inside this folder will
You do have the option to remove
the selection from all images by clicking on
the Clear All button. If you do
want to deselect few pictures, then all you have
to do is to click on the upper left checkbox of
the image you want to deselect.
You have the option to choose the picture
position, by selecting either Fill,
Tile or Center.
Set the time it takes each image to be displayed
till it is replaced by another by selecting the
duration in the drop down list under
Change picture every.
If you do
want these image to be selected in random order
and not be changed in sequential order, then select the
checkbox beside Shuffle.
If you want to enjoy your different desktop
background all the time, even when your laptop
is running on battery, then deselect the last
option When using battery power, pause
the slide show to save power. Once you
have made your selections, click on Save changes
Now go back to your desktop and check it,
the background images will change and you will
see your favorite images all time in front of
you on your desktop.
Windows 7 allows you to have great
moments every time you have a look on your desktop. It
has a new feature that allows us to have
different shuffled desktop backgrounds.
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